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Portland’s Former Jewish Mayor Vera Katz Dies at 84

In 1985, Katz became the first woman to serve as Speaker of the Oregon House.

Chabad Lights 15,000 Public Menorahs This Hanukkah

They are put up in places large and small, in front of iconic buildings and in remote settings.

Peace Now: US Jews Oppose Ever Moving Embassy

Why would so many American Jews object to their country ever recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, to be followed by moving its embassy there?

‘It Happened Only a Few Meters From Where I Stand,’ US Ambassador to Israel...

"I am very excited to stand here in this sacred place to light the second Hanukkah candle in the holy city of Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel."

Recognizing All Of Jerusalem, Here To Stay

Contrary to how Trump’s announcement has been portrayed in the international media, I believe it will advance the cause of peace and the international effort against terror.

Fearing Lawsuit, NJ Town Voting to Permit Eruv, Orthodox Jews

The Agudah lawsuit claims that the purpose of each of Jackson's ordinances in the case was "to target the Orthodox Jewish community."

Northeastern India’s ‘Lost Jewish Tribe’ Lights First Candle of Hanukkah

A DNA testing done in 2003 and 2004 of several hundred men of this group showed no evidence of Middle Eastern ancestry.
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Judge Moore’s Wife: We’re Not Bigots, One of our Attorneys Is Jewish

Y'all would admit that the Judge's statement about the afterlife makes you uncomfortable, no matter what's your opinion of George Soros.

Hundreds of Thousands in Rabbi Shteinman’s Funeral in Bnei Brak

Police estimate that 600,000 people are participating in the funeral procession.

Rabbi Shteinman, Head of Lithuanian Haredi World, Dies at 104

MK Yitzhak Herzog spoke about the rabbi’s modesty and spiritual power, and said his impact on haredi Judaism would continue to be felt for generations.
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Calls for the Massacre of Jews in New York’s Times Square

Muslim protesters in New York's Times Square called for the massacre of the Jewish people.

Exhibition Explores the Movement to Free Soviet Jews

The exhibition opened last week on the 30th anniversary of “Freedom Sunday,” a momentous rally that took place on December 6, 1987, the day before Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev’s historic summit meeting with President Ronald Reagan.

21 Masked Men threw Molotov Cocktails at Swedish Synagogue

Police at the scene confirmed that Molotov cocktails had been thrown at the synagogue building.
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Watch: Arab Shouts ‘Allahu Akbar,’ Smashes Amsterdam Kosher Restaurant Window

Restaurant owner Sami Baron told Channel 2 TV: "For Jerusalem I don't care if they break even more windows."

Sotheby’s to Auction 14th Century Magnificent Illuminated Hebrew Bible

A manuscript project of this scope and quality represents the collective efforts of a consortium of craftsmen, artists, and scribes for a whole year.

FULL TRANSCRIPT: President Trump Proclaims Jerusalem is Capital of Israel

"Peace is never beyond the grasp of those willing to reach it."

Pope Calls for ‘Status Quo’ of Jerusalem to be ‘Respected’

"I cannot keep quiet about my deep worry about the situation that has been created in the last few days."

I Forgot Thee, Oh Jerusalem: Reform Again on Wrong Side of Jewish History

If you haven't yet lost your notion of being a link in a chain that began with an elderly guy from Mesopotamia riding his camel to Canaan some 3,500 years ago – then today has to be a huge spot in history for you. Except if you're Reform.

Reconstructed Letter Reveals Auschwitz Inmate Lived to Avenge his Family

"I am not sad that I will die," Nadjari wrote, "but I am sad that I won't be able to take revenge like I would like to."

Retired Israeli Diplomats Warn Greenblatt Against Recognizing Jerusalem

The group wants to reverse 50 years of liberation and bring back to holy city its reality of the 1950s and '60s, when foreign tourists used the Mandelbaum Gate crossing to walk through the barbwire fence that divided Jerusalem.

Palestinian Authority Television Broadcasts Song Vowing to ‘Break the Jews’

"I'm coming towards you, my enemy, We're going down from every house with cleavers and knives, With grenades we announced a popular war."

Netanyahu: Non-Orthodox American Jewry Will Disappear in a Generation or Two

In the long-term, Israel shouldn't over-invest in those communities, as it is impossible to stop their descent into assimilation.

Temple Mount Expert Cited as Supporting Jewish Visits Threatening to Sue Rabbis

"in the introduction, I wrote explicitly that my opinion is the same as the opinion of all the sages of Israel who forbade entering the Temple Mount."

Israeli Rabbinical Court Approved Marriage of Cohen and Convert

Jewish law forbids a Cohen to marry a divorced woman or a convert.

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